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How To Get Rid Of Mice, Rats, Rodents.

Having rodents like mice & especially rats in your home can quickly get out of control if you don’t have an experienced technician on your side to quickly tackle the problem and make sure that your home stays rodent-free permanently!

How to get rid of mice, rats, rodents

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The rodent population has skyrocketed in Northeastern MA and Southern New Hampshire. We’ve seen spikes in areas like Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Lawrence, N Andover and many of the Massachusetts communities surrounding them. Even Southern New Hampshire in towns like Newton, Hampstead, Manchester, Exeter, Epping, Brentwood, Kingston, Atkinson, and many of those surrounding areas have been hit hard with what seems like record numbers!

Rats in particular, can cause extensive damage and quickly reproduce, leading to rapid infestation in these areas. Identify Pest Control’s Rodent Control program includes multiple visits and a number if different strategies that have been crafted over 25 years! 

The Secret To Getting Rid Of Mice In Your Home

Mice are just one of those pests that you as a homeowner should avoid at all costs. It has been estimated that 20% if the worlds food supply is contaminated by mice or rats

These sometimes cute little furry animals cause millions of dollars in property damage every year in the United States alone. You should learn to recognize the signs of mouse infestation, what diseases they carry and the best way of getting rid of these little devils before your home becomes another statistic. Of course, we would never recommend tackling this job on your own. The experts at Identify Pest Control can save you hours of time, stress, and the embarrassment from one these critters scuttling across your kitchen floor during a special gathering! 

Clear Signs Of A Mouse Infestation In Your House

Hearing strange sounds at night? Do you suspect that you have an infestation. Here are some things to look for and recognize as clear signs you have a rodent infestation. It’s important that if you find that you have an infestation, that you take immediate action as the reproduction cycle is extremely quick and 1 or 2 mice can turn into many in the blink of an eye!

There are many signs of infestation. Be on the lookout for any of the following, and you can keep a small infestation from becoming a raging mouse party.

In the case of mice behind your walls, the clearest sign of infestation is the sounds the mice make. These include gnawing or squeaking at night. More generally, you might hear scampering or scurrying noises.

Other common signs include:

  • Droppings or urine
  • Nests made of paper, leaves and twigs (these can also be a sign of bird infestation)
  • Disturbed insulation (If pests have nested in or destroyed your insulation, you may need to replace it)
  • Chewed or gnawed ducts

The Dangerous Diseases Mice Are Known To Spread

Unfortunately, mice do not only cause property damage. They can carry and transmit several dangerous diseases, including the following:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Lymphocytic Choruomeningitis

 

House mouse diseases are not only transmitted through mice droppings; they can also transmit them through urine you might not notice is there, and some pathogens can be airborne. Those dangerous diseases can also spread throughout the mouse’s life cycle, which is why it is crucial to remedy an infestation as soon as possible.

Why Mousetraps Aren't Enough To Get Rid Of An Entire Infestation

While mousetraps are popular options for homeowners, they are unfortunately not the best way to get rid of mice. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Mousetraps only get rid of one mouse at a time, so you would need many to get all of them.
  • Mice can reproduce faster than you can change the traps.
  • Mousetraps are inhumane and can often hurt the mice without killing them. Glue traps will trap them, but it will then take starvation and dehydration for a mouse to die.
  • Mice can learn to recognize mouse traps and avoid them, rendering them ineffective.

 

As you can see, mouse traps just aren’t a good enough option to get rid of an entire infestation. Instead of traps that work occasionally or not at all, there is a better way to completely get rid of mice.

How To Completely Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home

If you have a mouse infestation in your house, you can see how important it is to take care of it right away. Mice will destroy your property quickly by chewing up furniture, eating your food supply, and potentially transmitting diseases as well. At the first signs of mice, the best way to get rid of them quickly, safely, and effectively is to reach out to the professionals who have experience with these infestations. Identify Pest Control’s rodent control service is a tired and true system that works every time! At Identify, one call gets rid of them all!

How to Help Get Rid of Mice in Walls

You’re not the only one who prefers your cozy home to Mother Nature. Rodents, such as Mice and Rats find human homes a convenient place to withstand the winter cold or hot summer sun when trying to escape the elements. A favorite indoor hiding place of mice is…you guessed it, inside your walls.

How to Help Get Rid of Mice in Walls

You’re not the only one who prefers your cozy home to Mother Nature. Rodents, such as Mice and Rats find human homes a convenient place to withstand the winter cold or hot summer sun when trying to escape the elements. A favorite indoor hiding place of mice is…you guessed it, inside your walls.

How to Help Get Rid of Mice in Walls

How Do Mice Get In Walls

Because of their size, mice can squeeze their way through openings the size of a dime. And because of their ability to climb, they can typically access holes well above ground level. Once they’re inside a building or your home, they use similar techniques to get in the walls.

Common entry points for mice include:

  • Utility pipe and wire entries
  • Deteriorating siding
  • Cracks in home foundations
  • Weep vents (structural holes in brick walls designed to allow built-up water to escape)
  • Gaps in building materials
  • Poorly sealed door and window frames
  • Roof vents and chimney pipes

How To Help Get Rid Of Mice in the Wall

How Do Mice Get In Walls

While there are DIY removal options, the safest and most thorough removal option is to contact a rodent control professional at Identify Pest Control as they will inspect all accessible areas of your home, from roof to crawl space, to determine how mice gain entry. Then,  we’ll develop a customized game plan for your property to help get the intruders out, then seal and secure vulnerable entry points to help keep the intruders out permanently 

How to Help Keep Mice Away From Your Home

How Do Mice Get In Walls

Once you are sure your house is free of mice, the next step is to take preventive measures to help ensure mice don’t re-enter your home. Go on the offense, so you don’t have to play defense later. Here are some tips to help keep mice away from your home, as well as other mice.

As mentioned above, mice typically enter your attic through holes or structural openings in the exterior of your home. A preventive measure you can take to bar animals from entering your attic is to find any openings or weak areas and fix them.

While walking the perimeter of your house, inspect the roof and the seams between the roofing and siding/brick for holes. Even small holes can be exploited by persistent mice.

A professional from Identify Pest Control will be able to inspect the parts of your house that you can’t see from the ground.

Rubber and plastic fillers (like caulk) are not effective, as mice can easily chew through them. In the long-term, the best way to exclude mice is to plug cracks and holes with wire mesh or quick-drying cement.

Also, keep flowers, shrubs and hedges trimmed at least 18 inches out from the foundation of your house. This can deter mice from sneaking their way in, and it will help you locate points of entry.

Finally, remove attractions that act like a magnet for mice. Clean up food scraps from outside your home and keep your trash bins firmly closed.

Mice can be cute but not when they trespass into your home. 

Contact Identify Pest Control at the first sign of rodents because after all, one call, gets rid of them all! 

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